The ADEM Headrest Provides the Important Difference

The efficiency of a recumbent depends highly on the bike's aerodynamics, which means it is necessary to recline the seat for the best performance. The reclined position, however greatly increases the stress on your neck and can quickly lead to nagging neck pain that can cut your ride short.

Now, with the new LARGER Upholstered foam pad

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The new pad has water-resistant, fast-drying foam, a breathable cover and is 30% larger than the previous pad.

The upholstered pad is currently offered in a soft version, which works well down to around 18 deg. recline, but compresses quickly at lower seat angles. Beginning mid-January, a firmer version (as well as the soft), will be available for more reclined seats.

The upholstered pad is available in the ADEM Store as an upgrade for existing headrests. The upgrade will require you to drill two new holes in your existing mast using a template available under the "Support Info" tab.

Please note, this is the current pad and the only one available, although many pictures throughout the site will not be updated for some time.

The ADEM 2 provides Support so you can Really Recline

The ADEM 2 is the only headrest designed for installation on the Bacchetta Euromesh seat.

Other models available include the ADEM 2C for hardshell seats, the ADEM 2R for the Bacchetta Recurve seat and the ADEM 2H for the RANS Hoagie seat.

All ADEM 2 headrests offers the same adjustability and are completely removable with no tools. They have been engineered to securely mount on the seat and provide controlled flex to absorb road vibration. Aluminum and plastic construction resists deterioration from harsh outdoor exposure. Adjustability is provided by interlocking Velcro tape which also allows quick removal of the mast, leaving only the mounting bracket tucked away on the back of the seat.


While ADEM LLC developed around the ADEM headrest, I found there were other unique items which could benefit the recumbent community. I have attempted to provide a source for a few of them.

Please browse the site and take a look at what is offered.

For more information, please check the "Frequently Asked Questions" tab.

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